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  • The Uncertain Transition from Stability to Peaceby Robert D. Lamb; Kathryn Mixon; Sarah Minot

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2015; US$ 29.99

    Most violent conflicts since the turn of this century were in countries that had experienced an earlier violent conflict. How can we tell when a country is likely to remain stuck in a cycle of violence? What factors suggest it might be ?ripe? for stabilizing and peace building? more...

  • World Report 2015by Human Rights Watch

    Seven Stories Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH is one of the world?s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights, and operates in more than eighty countries. Its annual World Report is the most probing review of human rights developments available anywhere.   KENNETH ROTH is the executive director of Human Rights Watch. He has... more...

  • Kill Chainby Andrew Cockburn

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 28.99

    Andrew Cockburn is the Washington Editor of Harper's magazine and the author of many articles and books on national security, including the New York Times Editor's Choice Rumsfeld and The Threat , which destroyed the myth of Soviet military superiority underpinning the Cold War. He is a regular opinion contributor to the Los Angeles Times... more...

  • 13 Ways of Looking at the Death Penaltyby Mario Marazziti; Paul Elie

    Seven Stories Press 2015; US$ 18.95

    Nation states and communities throughout the world have reached certain decisions about capital punishment: It is the destruction of human life. It is ineffective as a deterrent for crime. It is an instrument the state uses to contain or eliminate its political adversaries. It is a tool of ?justice? that disproportionality affects religious, social,... more...

  • Terrorism and Tyrannyby James Bovard

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 22.99

    Introduction * The First American War on Terrorism * Blundering to 9/11 * Patriot Railroad: Safety through Servility * Plunder and Proclaim Victory * Racking up the Numbers * Salvation through Surveillance * Groping to Safety * License for Tyranny * State Terrorism and Moral Clarity * The Drugs-Terrorism Charade * The Israeli Model for Fighting Terrorism... more...

  • Human Traffickingby Kathryn Cullen-DuPont

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 54.00

    Despite the fact that the United Nations officially abolished slavery and the slave trade almost 60 years ago, millions of human beings live in slavery today. Human trafficking - the official term for modern-day slavery - consists of buying and selling people with the intent of exploiting them through forced labor or sexual acts. Human Trafficking... more...

  • Liu Xiaobo's Empty Chairby Perry Link

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 6.99

    When the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced it was awarding the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to the Chinese literary critic and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo, it made special note of his role in writing a remarkable political manifesto called Charter 08. In China, that same document has caused officials to throw him in jail with an 11-year sentence that... more...

  • City, Save Thyself!by David A Wylie

    Trueblood Publishing Co. 2009; US$ 11.99

    Acting as a what-to-do guide for a hundred agonizing what?s-wrong reports on war, terror, habitat destruction, and the decay of democracy, this book lays out a ways to revitalize democratic resources via city and town government. Whatever a person?s current response to America?s civic ills and the world's threat from nuclear weapons, the ideas presented... more...

  • Blowbackby Chalmers Johnson

    Henry Holt and Co. 2001; US$ 8.99

    An explosive account of the resentments American policies are sowing around the world and of the payback that will be our harvest in the twenty-first century. Blowback, a term invented by the CIA, refers to the uninted consequences of American policies. In this sure-to-be-controversial book, Chalmers Johnson lays out in vivid detail the dangers... more...

  • Reading the Enemy's Mindby Paul Smith

    Tom Doherty Associates 2005; US$ 8.99

    If you thought The Manchurian Candidate was fiction or John Farris's The Fury, which featured a CIA mind-control program run amok, was the stuff of an overheated imagination, you were sorely mistaken. From behind the cloak of U.S. military secrecy comes the story of Star Gate, the project that for nearly a quarter of a century trained soldiers and... more...